Broklyn Man Awarded $298.3 Million Powerball jackpot
New york fifty six year old david Johnson of East New York has claimed the $298.3 million jackpot for the December 26 ,2018 Powerball drawing .
Johnson has the distinction of winning the second largest jackpot in New York Lottery History.
The winning powerball numbers for the December 26 th drawing were 5-25-38-52-67, with powerball
24. Johnson has opted to take the cash value of the annuitized prize, a single lump payment totaling $180,227,550.
His net check will total $114,091,248 after required witholdings.
Johnson was presented his winning today by Yolanda vega of the newyork lottery at resort world casino in Queens.
Johnson said he did not realize that he won the jackpot until he was alerted by a co worker .
I got a call that the winning ticket was sold at the store where I buy my tickets.
I went to the store and gave the ticket to the clerk to check . he scanned it and said congratulation.
I needed to see it for myself , so I scanned and saw it read BIG WINNER
Since he found out he ‘d won he said it’s been an exciting time .